UN says it is ready to resume aid convoys in Syria

Orient Net 2016-09-22 04:52:00

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The United Nations on Wednesday, 21 September, said it is set to resume humanitarian aid convoys after a strike on aid trucks killed at least 20 people and prompted the UN to suspend deliveries on Tuesday.

The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura said aid trucks would start rolling out to some areas but "carefully and cautiously."

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) added in a statement: "The preparation for these convoys has now resumed and we are ready to deliver aid to besieged and hard-to-reach areas as soon as possible. The United Nations continues to call for safe, unconditional, unimpeded and sustained access to all Syrians in need, wherever they are."

A spokesperson for the OCHA, Jens Laerke, said numerous convoys were expected as early as Thursday, 22 September, but did not specify the areas the convoys would reach.